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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in 10 seasons and still searching for the ultimate prize. Last year’s meltdown in the Super Bowl has been well documented with the Atlanta Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead and losing to New England, but Ryan has his team back …

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PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons. Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released Tuesday by the Cardinals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm. He called his long professional career …

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement on Tuesday via an open letter released by the team via social media. “Over the years, I’ve had teammates who decided to hang it up and I would ask them how they knew when it was time to walk away. The answer was almost always the same: …

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MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry wore a sleeveless T-shirt last week bearing the team logo from the early 1970s, and said he liked the old-school look. ”They should bring it back,” Landry said. ”They were undefeated.” A few days later, the Dolphins lost their season finale, the glory days further away than ever. …

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Despite winning just five games and missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel they’re progressing under Dirk Koetter. Koetter is the coach the Bucs are betting on to help quarterback Jameis Winston realize his potential in 2018. That’s a bit of a surprise considering ownership’s lack …

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden says he hopes he’s a candidate to return for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders and believes a final decision will be made next week. Gruden made his most specific comments in an interview Tuesday with the Bay Area News Group about the opening in Oakland created …

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) All-American linebacker T.J. Edwards is returning to Wisconsin for his senior season, buttressing a defense losing many other key contributors. Edwards posted his decision on Twitter on Tuesday. He had sought input from the NFL draft advisory board on whether to leave after his standout junior year. ”I couldn’t be more excited …

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) When Hue Jackson was hired less than two years ago, he was greeted in the lobby of the Browns’ headquarters by cheering team employees. They beamed and clapped while shaking hands with their new hero, this offensive mastermind and quarterback guru. Finally, they thought, here was the coach who would restore glory …

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NARRATOR: Herd Hierarchy. MALE ANNOUNCER: The time is now. Let’s go. NARRATOR: The top 10 NFL teams according to Colin. Number 10. – Yeah, Buffalo and Tennessee, not interested. Jacksonville is the 10th best team. OK, here’s a team that has to run the football to be successful. And they they’ve rush for 100 plus …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos CEO Joe Ellis on Tuesday wrote a letter to fans telling them ticket prices won’t be raised next season and thanking them for sticking with the franchise through its first losing season since 2010. General manager John Elway decided to stick with coach Vance Joseph despite the Broncos’ most disappointing …

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